As I reported here, last week I upgraded to Lion. I was not a happy camper. Performance was awful. The specs for the MacBook I have says that 4 gb is the maximum possible memory. I decided to ignore that advice and try running it with 2×4 gb = 8 gb and see what happens.
It appears to work just find. The apps are smooth. The fan doesn’t hardly run. The battery life seems to be longer–probably because the fan isn’t running and perhaps the disk is working less.
I’m going to knock on wood that the good performance continues. I can postpone thinking about buying a new computer.